Wouldn't you be on edge every time you walked up to a car even for a routine traffic stop in the wake of the "Black Lives Matter" anti-police protests where they angrily chant phrases such as, "Pigs in a blanket fry them like bacon."? Please don't cast a blanket of judgment on these men and women in blue. Those of us who have never spent a day in their shoes don't realize what each day looks like for them.
These community servants kiss their families goodbye everyday not knowing what their shift will hold. Can you imagine getting a call to talk someone out of committing suicide, or coming up on a scene where someone did take his/her life, maybe even a young child? Can you fathom pulling up on the scene of a horrible wreck where not only the vehicles are mangled but the people too? What about having to enter a situation where a house or business is being broken into? How about the feeling you would have looking for a lost or abducted child or performing CPR on a child in front of a distraught parent or being the person called to a horrible freak accident where a child has been killed? What does it feel like having to give chase to someone in the dark of night who may or may not be armed or getting a call to a domestic violence situation or a homicide? What would your feelings be like as you were given the responsibility for protecting people who "peacefully" protest against you?